Board Members

  • Board Meetings -

    Meetings are held at the offices of GRAEF-USA, 1150 Springhurst Dr., Ashwaubenon, on the second Wednesday of the month (4:30-6:00PM). There is no meeting in July.

  • Matt Sullivan - President

    Matt Sullivan owns and operates Express Employment Professionals if Green Bay, along with his wife, Kim Sullivan.  Both met as students at St. Norbert College and are long-term residence of De Pere. 

  • Kristan Sanchez - Board Member

    Kristan is a Senior Urban Designer & Planner at GRAEF, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning and design firm in Ashwaubenon.  Kristan holds master’s degrees in both architecture and urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.   

     

    Originally from Ashwaubenon, Kristan worked for firms in Chicago and Milwaukee before relocating to Ashwaubenon from Waukesha with her husband, Mike, in 2013.  They love the community and enjoy biking our trails and neighborhoods, and exploring downtowns and “Main Streets” in Wisconsin.  After Packer Season, Kristan’s favorite time of year would have to be Restaurant Week!

  • Jon Swanson - Secretary

    Dr. Jon Swanson is a chiropractor/partner at Advantage Chiropractic Clinic of Green Bay. Jon is a native of the Northeastern Wisconsin originally from Wrightstown. Jon loves getting involved in the community and is    involved in the Allouez Optimist club and is a member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. In his free time, Jon loves to spend time with his wife Cassaundra and daughter Kendall.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. 

  • Jacy Ryan - Treasurer

    Jacy was born and raised in Green Bay but because of college and different career moves has traveled throughout Wisconsin the last 10 years. For the last year, he has served as senior bank manager at Associated Bank in Ashwaubenon and handles staffing and coaching employees, customer relationship management and customer experience. Additionally, he is responsible for operations and small business development for the branch.

  • Stacie Christel - Past President

    The hospitality industry has been in Stacie’s blood for over 20 years with her first job in Manitowoc through present day in Ashwaubenon.   Stacie has been the Director of Sales at aloft Hotel Green Bay since March 2010.  Prior to this, Stacie worked at the Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay for almost 11 years. She is actively involved in the Green Bay Area Lodging Association and serves as a De Pere Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years Dale, playing summer-league softball, and traveling to new destinations.
  • Susan Nagel - Board Member

    Susan Nagel, Business Development Officer at Fox Communities Credit Union. Susan started with Fox in April of 2010; Fox Communities Credit Union is the 2nd largest Credit Union in North East Wisconsin serving their members in 9 counties with 17 branch locations. Prior to joining Fox, Susan was in sales and sales management for 25 years. She was also an entrepreneur for 6 years, owning a drive thru espresso bar, cafe’ and chocolate fountain business. Susan has been married to her husband John for 24 years, they have two children; Alyson age 22 and Chris age 19.
  • Kathy Hammer - Board Member

    Kathy Hammer grew up in Ashwaubenon and moved around the area living in DePere, Green Bay and on the Bay in Dycksville before returning to Ashwaubenon.  Kathy is a Realtor at Mark D. Olejniczak Realty .  She also owned a business in Ashwaubenon for 3 years at Bay Park Square Mall.  Kathy is involved in the Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Builders Association and Business Networking International.
  • Brittney Dessart - Board Member

    Brittney Dessart works in marketing as the SEG & Social Media Coordinator at PCM Credit Union- a credit union that goes above and beyond by providing member-owners benefits and advantages over other financial institutions. PCM Credit Union is a Select Employee Group (SEG)- based credit union, existing to serve its partnering companies and their families. Brittney primarily works with these companies to ensure they are informed of the benefits PCMCU membership can provide to them. 

    Her other roles include marketing the credit union on social media platforms. Brittney is coming up on her 5 year anniversary at PCMCU. She has lived in Green Bay her whole life, is recently engaged to her fiancé Nate, and enjoys spending time up north by the water, crafting, and playing with her dog, Eli. She is honored to now be a Board Member of the ABA.

     

  • Carol VanVreede -

    Carol Van Vreede is CEO of Skyline Exhibit Resource, a full service trade show and event marketing company, specializing in creating exhibits and graphics for tradeshows, museums, lobbies and outdoor events.  Carol is very involved in the community, and is serving, or has recently served on the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, Green Bay Business Expo Chairman, Group Purchasing Board, Small Business Advisory Board, Ashwaubenon Business Association and Management Women. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling to theme parks her children Bryce-17 and Addie-13.  Favorite pastimes include boating, snow skiing, swimming, running and biking.
  • Dawn Spice - Administrator